Worksop: North Notts College construction students get a taste of working life

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Students from North Notts College will be given invaluable work experience over the next three years thanks to a partnership with local construction company Woodhead and A1 Housing.

construction company Woodhead and A1 Housing.

A total of 84 construction students from the college will get the chance to spend a week working on the Smith Square site in Harworth over the next three years, where Woodhead and A1 Housing are in the process of replacing outdated ‘Airey Houses’ with 71 modern and energy efficient homes.

Woodhead, A1 Housing and North Notts College kicked off the programme during National Apprenticeship week as the first three students got a taste of working life.

Derryn Barton-Hanson, one of the first students to complete a week’s work experience, said: “It’s been a great week and we’ve learnt loads for the bricklayers on site, they’ve been able to tell us what we’ve been doing right and where we’ve been going wrong.”

“It’s great to get out of the classroom and put what we’ve learnt already into practice and it feels like I’ve improved my skills loads more by being part of this.”

Simon Greaves, leader of Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This is a fantastic project and a fantastic opportunity for the students. The experience that Woodhead and A1 Housing will be providing over the next three years will hopefully each and every student well and is a great example for other local companies to follow.”